There is a stunning front-page feature article in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine chronicling incredibly sad and gut-wrenching abuse at Horace Mann School, an elite private school in the Bronx area of New York City.
The author of the piece is writer Amos Kamil, who attended the school in the late 1970s to early 1980s. In his 9,100-word piece, Kamil recounts the abuse of a number of Horace Mann students by staffers there from the '70s to the early '90s. It is a very compelling read.
Kudos to the Times and Mr. Kamil. For years, the Times has frequently given the impression that sex abuse has been a problem only confined to the Catholic Church. Kamil's feature blows the lid off that idea.
Let's hope that the Times takes the next very important step. As we recently relayed, it has recently been reported that just in the first three months alone of 2012 in New York City public schools, there were "248 complaints of sexual misconduct involving school employees."
The time has come for the Times to move forward and dig deeper on this important issue: the rampant abuse and cover-ups happening today in our nation's public schools.